Douglas Mann - Publications  [selected articles and chapters linked to their titles]


(a) Books


Douglas Mann. Structural Idealism: A Theory of Social and Historical Explanation. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002.

This is a much-revised version of my Ph.D. thesis. It presents a general theory of social and historical explanation, going on to apply this theory to cultural analysis and critique using a number of case studies. Here are my chapter titles:

Douglas Mann and G. Elijah Dann eds. Philosophy: A New Introduction. Belmont California: Wadsworth Publishing, 2004.

This introductory reader will combine traditional sources with a substantial amount of recent material. I've contributed five full chapters plus a short section on the environment. Each chapter includes an essay-length introduction pertaining to the general area of philosophy dealt with in it, shorter commentaries on each individual author, along with edited selections. Here's a preliminary summary of my chapters:


Features Selections From

1. Introduction  Includes a discussion of why philospohers disagree and a meta-narrative of the history of philosophy
2. The Ancient Greek Origins of Western Thought Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Plato [Socrates], Aristotle
4. Mind, Body, and Self Descartes, Ryle, Nagel, Churchland, Hume, Shelley, Goethe, Ortega, Camus, Sartre, Goffman
7. Political Theory     Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Rawls, Mann/Murray, Fukuyama
8. Feminist Theory    Friedan, Firestone, Frye, Gilligan, Okin, hooks, Wolf, Paglia
9. Aesthetics (mostly me, except [brackets])  Romantics, Burke, [Tolstoy], Benjamin, Marcuse, Wolf, Danto, Bloom
10. The Philosophy of Culture Lasch, Taylor, Unabomber, Marinetti, McLuhan, Kingwell, Hochenedel, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Saul


Doug Mann, Stephen F. Haller, and Heidi Nelson Hochenedel eds. The Medium as Message: A Symposium on Theory, Mass Media, and Popular Culture. Conference Proceedings, University of Windsor. Windsor Ontario: Kabkort Publishing, 2000.

(b) Articles in Refereed Academic Journals (23)

Social and Political Theory

Continental Philosophy Philosophy of History Philosophy of Education, Culture and Technology Metaphysics and Epistemology

(c) Articles in Books, Reference Works, Conference Proceedings, and Newsletters (7)

Social and Political Theory

Continental Philosophy Philosophy of Culture

(d) Newspaper Articles (32)

(e) Selected Works in Progress/Unpublished Papers

(f) Current Projects

Douglas Mann and Heidi Hochenedel. Alternate Realities: Explorations of Expanded Visions in Contemporary Cinema and Television. Full manuscript under review at Oxford University Press.

Douglas Mann. Understanding Society: Modern Social Theory from a Canadian Perspective. In preparation for Oxford UP.

Douglas Mann and Heidi Hochenedel eds. Culture: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Proposal under review.